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. in 1999, then state senator barack obama had a chance to vote on a bill that clamped down on school shooters specifically aggravated assault with a firearm. what did he do? he voted present. aka, he didn't do his job to protect kids. what is the liberal media doing? instead of fair and balanceed reporting, bob schieffer are running around comparing the nra to usama bin laden and adolf hitler. rush limbaugh on that. >> where is the media outrage at bob schieffer comparing obama gun initiative with the civil rights act of 1964. killing bin laden and then the hitler comparison? surely if we can defeat hitler we can wipe out in nra. i mean surely. why does the left get away with this. this is awe tenseably a journalist. >> eric: rush has a point. >> bob: he does not at all. people , a lot of people, including myself think they're thugs. they have intimidated people. if we can defeat the other people, the guys ought to be a piece of cake and they should be. >> eric: group of law-abiding citizens comparing it to bin laden and hitler. >> bob: not the nra membe membership. there are fine go
to say that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled, as if to say, come on, man, this is my big day. you got to get this right. but unfortunately, he didn't get it right. so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time and they got it right. >> jim bendat walked through democracies big day. that book features president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now cheryl olson the co-author of a book "grand theft childhood: the surprising truth about violent video games." thanks for joining us. guest: my pleasure. host: part of the president's proposal on gun violence was to fund a study looking at video games. what do you think of that propose snl guest: i think it's good depending upon how it's done. a lot of studies are out there but hardly any of it was design as an academic journal and we really need more research. host:
obama's argument that stimulus would create a job in the united states. capitol is fundable . this shows what e-mail said the government shouldn't be in the business of picking winners and users. >> this is something that the obama administration doesn't care about. he wants his own agen a. >> i don't know why we have to go to mark because he agrees. go ahead, mark. >> look. this is a proventional and back ward argument. >> call me provensial. >> and top hundred companies receive 50 percent of the revenue from outside of the united states and they are more engaged in poor markets than they are here. are they u.s. companies? they don't pay u.s. taxes or are they foreign companies . we are subsidizing companies to do something. we subsidize them all of the time and this is a very small amount of money it is it a drop in the bucket. you can get ensigned in four billion >> that eventually adds up. my tax dollars go in a foreign based company. there is something wrong with that, isn't this? >> i don't think so. we are talking about american subsidaries . american companies and spanish and ita
the white house, president obama in the state saying that the u.s. will continue to work with our partners. that would include algeria, to combat the scourge of terrorism in that region. more to come in northern africa. back to you. >> arthel: greg palkot, thank you very much for that report. >> rick: new coalition of gun rights supporters trying to send a message to washington proclaiming today national gun appreciation day and they're urging americans to head to local gun stores and ranges and gun shows to show their support. ironically, a couple of accidental shootings at some of those events. all of this comes as the country is debating solutions to gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. of course, this past week when the president announced some executive orders on gun violence. catherine herridge live from warrenton, virginia. what are you hearing from gun owners? >> thank you and good evening. this is the first time here at clark brothers there have been relative peace and quiet all day. we saw play out over and over was that the parking lot was full and th
presidential inauguration. >> we now have coverage of president obama performing his volunteer duty from the state at service. we are taking you to northeast d.c.. >> that was a good one. [indiscernible] [indiscernible] >> just taking a look at president obama, some of his volunteer work for the day along with his wife michelle, the first lady. they were in northeast washington d.c., all part of this day of service that is happening on the national mall and around washington. over the weekend we will have the official swearing-in ceremony on sunday -- the inaugural ceremony. we will start live coverage at 10:30. on monday, the public swearing- in and luncheon at the capitol. that is starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern. live coverage here on c-span. next we are going to take a look at richard fisher. he talks about banks and the economy. he says "too big to fail remains a threat." he served as special assistant to the treasury secretary in the carter administration. this is about 50 minutes. [laughter] >> one of the more unusual introductions i have received. john is a descendant of the iconic
boehner. hold on, says columnist rockman. we expect too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second term, reagan gained a major tax reform. on the defense front, republican president reagan again with the help of the rity presided over a major increase in the defense budget, congress presided over a major increase in the defense budget, the defe including straby millions of protesters here and abroad. also commander in
of this celebration. >> the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama! >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures, the crushing crowds, to witness this quadrennial moment. this year, the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> hi, nice to see you again. welcome back. >> reporter: but still enough to fill hotels like the historic willard, where steve blum says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist pump from obama. >> reporter: and everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we've celebrated is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second-term or whatever it be. like no other country can. >> you might not like the president. you might not like his politics. but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. historian douglas brinkley. >> that wa
formal state dinner that president obama has held, that's six in total. and senate minority leader
formal state dinner that president obama has held, that's six in total. and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell had turned down at least two. and mcconnell even declined an invitation last spring when the university of kentucky men's basketball team was honored at the white house for winning the national championship. in 2011, the white house held a reception for newly elected members of the congress, only 27 of the new republican house members showed up. that's out of a record freshman class that totaled 87. more recently no elected republicans elected a white house screening of "lincoln" last month. had mitch mcconnell, john boehner, lamar alexander attended, they were all invited, they would have joined not only nancy pelosi, harry reid but steven spielberg, tommy lee jones. as tip o'neill famously said about his political foe, ronald reagan, love the sinner. hate the sin. when president reagan would invite the speaker, tip o'neill over to the white house for drinks and raise a glass to one another. there's no shortage of parties planned around inauguration
of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something is going on in all 50 states. this big tent opens at 9:30 to the public. you can come down and see all of these exhibits. there's plenty of room for everybody here at the mall at 12th street. we talked to a couple of the people inside about what they hope to do today. >> anyone can volunteer if you're ages 10 and up. we have everything from an e-mail pen pal program to getting involved with our friendship program. >> people are here for the national day of service. you'd like people to come and sign up. >> absolutely. we need volunteers. we are run by volunteers. we have over 1,000 volunteers. we're always looking for more volunteers. that's why we're out here. >> reporter: again, it's a national day of service. it won't be any good unless you participate. i'm tom sherwood live on the national mall. back to you. >> all right, tom. we're glad you canceled your other plans to be with us. >> we feel very lucky. thanks, tom. if you're up early, you can see from tom's live shot that the sun's already out shining. >> but what effect
was a fashionista and you're talking about dolly madison. how do you compare michelle obama to her most recent predecessors, laura bush, and secretary of state hillary clinton? >> i think that every first lady has to define the role for herself. so there are things that are available to her. she has access, she has chances to exert power. the office of first lady has a power just in showing up. and i think each of our first ladies that in our living memory have exercised that power very well. i know that mrs. laura bush was an incredibly powerful and effective first lady. but she did it rather quietly and a more mibehind the scenes kind of way. in fact, i would say her career after first lady hood is an example for all first ladies. and, of course, mrs. clinton was a stepping stone to even more power. so i think each woman defines it for herself. and i think mrs. obama has been a good example of that. i'm curious to see what she is going to do in four years. >> we all are. thank you, kathryn. we appreciate it. and you can't talk presidential inauguration without some historical context. so nex
states and first lady michelle obama. >> surrounded by supporters at the inaugural balls, the mood was hopeful. ♪ at last my love >> president obama didn't have a full sense of what washington was going to be like for him. he had not been in the middle of these kind of down and dirty fights. the ugly reality of governing in washington today. >> that really did end up being a hallmark of president obama's first term in office. right? what happened that first night, that first night of his inauguration, what the republicans were meeting about in washington that night became the story of a large part of his first term, trying to negotiate, trying to bargain, trying to come to middle ground with republicans and republicans saying, no, no. no, no, never. no, no. no matter what he offered. that is why we had a first term in which this president kept offering the republicans, that he would go along with their republican ideas and mysteriously, they would even say no to their own ideas. >> this law failed by seven votes. when seven republicans, who had co-sponsored the bill, had co-spons
to washington to be part of this celebration. >> the president-elect of the united states, barak h. obama. >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures, the crushing crowds, to witness this quadrenial moment. year the crowds are not expected to be as big -- >> nice to see you again. >> reporter: but stuff enough to fill hotels like the historic willard where steve blum said he met seven presidents. >> i got a fist bump from obama. >> reporter: everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. the story by douglas brinkley. >> th
. >> the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures and crushing crowds to witness this moment. this year, the crowds are not expected to be as big -- >> nice to see you again, welcome back. >> reporter: but still enough to fill hotels like the historic willard, where steve blum says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist bump from obama. >> reporter: and everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. historian douglas brinkley. >> that was a very unique year, 1945. in most n
avenue. barack obama is the president of the united states. he is a very powerful man, responsible for many things. but he is not why most republicans have taken a pledge, saying they will never raise a dollar in taxes no matter what the budget deficit looks like. he is not why they decided to put the whole u.s. economy at risk if they don't get their way on spending cuts. he is not why the white house partnered with gun legislation, no matter how small, is tantamount to taking away guns, he is not why extreme movements like extreme ideas like going back to a gold standard in the middle of an economic crisis have taken root on the right. this country needs and deserves a better republican party. and there are a lot of people in the republican right now who want a better republican party who are trying to push it there. those people, i think include key leaders in the party, like the house republican leaders this week who are trying to talk their members down from the ledge. they include folks like david brooks who in saying that republicans look deeply unreasonable, they are tellin
couldn't fire obama himself. it is legal in that state. but it is really stupid. >> it is stupid to tell people what to do on a comment section. >> when i try to do sneaky things, i keep it to myself. >> as i tell my imaginary girlfriend, bill, are you worried you will get canned? >> i am still waiting for the returns on that. the great thing about imagineering is he can be elected in your head. >> i am president of the universe in bill land. >>> time for a break. more stuff when we come back. "the joy of hate" the nation's best seller. for an autographed copy go to gutfeld.com. >>> the next topic, news from norway. the student convinced his high school crush to have sex with him if he got 1 million likes. the post went viral and he reached his bull's eye for bedding the girl. the dude told the local paper that they, quote, keep what their promise. his only concern is her father might find out. i guess this being a worldwide story, your secret is safe. carrie -- >> do you think her father is one of the million that liked it? would that make the story a little more sick? >> you have a sic
am congressman james lankford from the state of oklahoma. tomorrow, president obama will be sworn in for a second term, and though we disagree on many areas of policy, i asked americans to ray for the president and the nation in the days ahead. millions of americans are still out of work, and the cost of groceries, gas and healthcare continues to rise. in the long history of our nation, we have never increased spending and federal that faster than we have in this time. in the book of proverbs, it's as the wise man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, and unfortunately washington is taking our children's inheritance, and federal spending is taking families down. it is time for democrats and republicans to work together to create a plan to get our nation and families back on track. every family and every business has a budget. our nation should have a budget as well. every year the president is required to submit a budget proposal by february 4. the obama administration has already informed congress that for the fourth time in five years it will be late for a budget to
not move a lot of democrats to that bill. that is the challenge. how do you take a obama structure where you need to move red state voters? that's the challenge. >> the first challenge is gun control. and i talked to mayor villaraigosa there and there is a lot of folks ns s inside the beltway that say it's going to be a up hill climb for the white house, not for all of the provisions, but when you start to talk about people in the red america, the real america as some like to call it. they do not like to talk about banning assault weapons or limiting magazine size. how does the president counter that? i chat a lot when you guys are here. i get talky. come back, we will be right back and we will tackle this question. can the president avoid the second term occurs? [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide
get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear, that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states safely. >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> it was a moment for the history books. president obama gets set to take his second oath of office. there is a national day of service. a private and a public swearing in followed by a parade and inauguration ball. as steve handelsman tells us there's a more serious undertone for this inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the presidential viewing stand bulletproof rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and pres
of presidents in their second terms have focused heavily on foreign policy. and now that mr. obama has begun the job of replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have some new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> and next hour, we take a closer look at the issues that will likely define president obama's second term. >>> randi, what's coming up next? >> we have a whole lot still ahead, victor. she set fashion trends four years ago when president obama was sworn into office, so what will michelle obama wear to this weekend's inaugural events? we'll have a look at the first lady's fashion, coming up. >>> i think that there's no more higher purpose right now than to take care of folks, put themselves in harm's way, protect our freedoms. >> more than half a million folks have done more than one tour. that's a tremendous emotional and physical burden we've put on our folks that's totally unprecedented. >> we're acknowledging that people are always going to have some effect. we just want them to be able to be
in again on monday. what's the deal? >> reporter: well, craig, the reason is that the constitution states that the president has to be sworn in before noon on january 20th. january 20th falls on a sunday this year. it's the seventh time that happened in the nation's history so president obama will be officially sworn in here at the white house in a private ceremony in the blue room with families and chief justice john roberts. the day will begin with vice president biden getting sworn in by justice sotomayor. that's happening at a different time than president obama because we are told according to several officials that the chief justice at the justice department has done investigating on this, and some reporting on this, apparently biden wants justice sotomayor to swear him in. there is a schedule you willing conference and she has a book signing and they'll get that taken care of earlier in the day. the vice president and the president will head to a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery and then during the evening they will attend an inaugural reception. so it is a bus
of the united states. this was late october, the las vegas rally -- you notice the skin tight white dress, designed to look like a presidential ballot. that was the box -- see the name barack obama, she -- joe biden. there she was supporting the president of the united states. very, very, very cool. >> i think it is starting right now. >> something is coming up. >> we're watching people come out right now, the kids' inaugural concert. >> looks like dr. jill biden, and some of her grandchildren, as well as the first lady and their daughters. and this is, i believe, the first live performance of the new michelle obama bangs. >> you can see there, there is sasha and mahlia over there, they will have fun tonight, we'll watch it unfold. we'll begin with the pledge of allegiance, and usher will be performing. >> looks like we're welcoming everybody. most of them children of service members. and brooke baldwin will bring us live coverage of that throughout the evening. you see the first lady and her daughters sitting there in the front row getting ready for the performance. we're watching it unf
. today, as he kicks off his inauguration weekend, president obama was given a great present by the vix. this is the present that vix gave to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. maze mazletov mr. president. eric cantore telling the world, quote, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt and all the panic we know that causes because they did it before in 2011. and eric cantore announced today they are not going to do that again even t
, and universal health care is not a political platform, and the united states is not bogged down in multiple international wars, and the girls have a dog. look, president obama is go gin to enter his new term with with a new ad jen da already under a bright spotlight, and at the top of the list, immigration reform and gun control policy. for the first time 52% of americans favor allowing undocumented immigrants with jobs to apply for legal status. 56% of americans believe that stricter laws should govern the sale of firearms. the wind of public opinion, so to speak, would appear to be at the president's back, but right in front of him remains something very different from when he entered office four years ago, a republican-controlled house. initially elected with an outsidef of the beltway appeal, the president is now by definition a washington insider and for anything to get done in his second term, he is going to have to play an insider's game. joining me now is one of the most important allies that the president has on the hill. since 1993, he has represented the sixth district of south c
say that president obama has not been the most socialible president with congress. i talked to red state senators, democratic senators who have never been to the white house and they're sort of famous, there aren't a lot of notes. it's an odd blind spot for for--since voters and reporters are pretty much easy dates. it's not hard to sort of build a little good will, and jefferson did that. he didn't love everybody who came to dinner, but when the congressional session began, he would write his daughters and say, i shall now become an un unpuncutual correspondence. he would have all republicans one night. all federalists the next night. he said i believe that measures in congress are more likely to pass if members of congress feel they're part of the executive conversation. >> gavin: jon, thank you for being here. congratulations on a wonderful book. >> appreciate it. >> gavin: from the past to our future. up next how television screens are likely to dominate our lives but not necessarily in the way you think. cisco's padma warrior is our next guest. analysis. the presidential inaug
to be part of this celebration. >> the president elect of the united states, barack h. obama. >> the last inauguration saw 1.million americans witnessing this quadrennial moment. this year the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> welcome back. >> but still enough to feel hotels like the historic willard where steve blom says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist pump from obama. >> everyone has learned the festivities are not about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. douglas brinkley, historian. >> that was a very unique year and most normal situations even if we're in recession or in a foreign war, we still throw pretty big i
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